Jeremy Corbyn has reiterated his call for the Government to stop selling arms to Saudi Arabia.
In an interview with the Al Jazeera English news channel the Labour leader branded the autocratic petro-state’s military operation in the country an “invasion”.
“We have constantly condemned the use of these weapons by Saudi Arabia in Yemen, and called for the suspension of the arms sales to Saudi Arabia to show that we are wanting a peace process in Yemen, not an invasion by Saudi Arabia,” he told the channel.
Saudi Arabia is intervening on behalf of Yemen’s internationally recognised Government, which does not control the capital and has lost vast swathes of territory to Shia-aligned Houthi fighters.
But the Saudi-led coalition has been blamed by the United Nations for causing the vast majority of civilian casualties in the conflict, including reports of the bombings of schools, international hospitals, and wedding parties.
The country is also on the …